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April 28, 2016


The Daily Brief


KU students Liles, Schwartz, Hall, Loughran present at ACEI 2016

Elementary Education Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Professors presented at the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) in San Jose, Costa Rica in April. Students included Ambria Liles (Graduate Student), Alexis Schwartz, Christine Hall and Catherine Loughran (Undergraduate Students). Advisors/Professors of (ACEI) are Dr. Kristen Bazley and Dr. Linda McMillan.
                Dr. Linda K. McMillan, Elementary Education Dept.


KU College Can Be A Reality 2016
The Financial Aid Services Office welcomes 31 fifth graders and their parents for the finale of this year's "College Can Be a Reality" program.  Today's campus visit caps off the eleventh year of this early awareness outreach collaboration between the Financial Aid Office and Lauer's Park Elementary School in Reading.  Thanks to those KU staff, faculty, and students who supported our program today and during the year.  We are grateful for your help in instilling the dream of a college education as a real possibility in the lives of these children.


KU grad, Danielle Stanek, named Yuma County's Outstanding First Year Teacher 2016
Photo by Yuma Sun

Danielle Stanek (May 2015 grad) was named Yuma County's Outstanding First Year Teacher. Here is a link to one of the Arizona newspaper clippings:  



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

10 a.m.

Provost Candidate Student Open Forum, Sharadin 120

11 a.m.

APSCUF Meet & Discuss, AF 101

3 p.m.

Provost Candidate, Faculty and Staff Open Forum, AF 102

3:30 p.m.

College of Education Dean Candidate Open Forum, Boehm 260

4 p.m.

Garber McCarthy Memorial Celebration, Beekey Lobby

4 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Team Project Show, Sharadin Arts Building

4:30 p.m.

University Senate Meeting, AF 103

6:45 p.m.

Shoofly Literary Magazine Launch, MSU 250

7:30 p.m.

Jazz I Ensemble, Little Theater, Schaeffer Auditorium




(Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger)

Mostly Cloudy skies as a low pressure rides along a frontal boundary to our south. Temperatures remain chilly and below normal with cool ocean breezes coming in from the northeast. Showers are possible at any time but mainly in the afternoon. Rainfall between a tenth and a quarter inch. 




(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

April 28, 1988:  A new 1. 5 million gallon water tower is added to north campus along with 20 new fire hydrants and 3.4 miles of new water mains.  The tower is part of a 1984 initiative to increase fire protection at the state universities.  It is connected to the Kutztown Borough's fire hydrant system. 



The University Writing Center will be open during its normal hours this week and additional hours this week and during finals in the center and in the library. Please share with your students, and please see below.

UWC Hours (Old Main 132)
Normal hours in the center this week: Wed 9-5, 6-9/ Thurs 9-5/ Fri 10-4
Finals hours: 11-3 Monday 5/2 and Tuesday 5/3

this week:  6-9​  Th 4/28      
Finals week: 11-3  Mon 5/2 and Tues 5/3   


Donations are being accepted for a KU employee who had a house fire. If you would like to donate financially, we would welcome any donations of cash or check. Donations can be dropped off at the Women's Center in Old Main or will also be collected at the Senate meeting on Thursday. As their need for clothing is immediate, please drop off by 3 p.m. on Friday, April 29. Thank you.
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean for Inclusion and Outreach


April 28 and 29
Jazz I is Thursday, April 28.
Neal Kirkwood Birthday Concert Friday, April 29. 
All the concerts are in Little Theater, Schaeffer Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. and are free. 
The Jazz Ensemble I concert will feature KU alums and working full-time musicians Kristin Grassi, vocals, and Matt Cochran, trumpet, will be joining the band with fabulous jazz standards made famous by Bette Midler and Frank Sinatra and pieces for trumpet by Maynard Ferguson and Doc Severinsen.
Jazz Ensemble II and the Commercial Ensemble will present big band tunes and commercial tunes by Stevie Wonder.
Neal's Birthday will feature a variety of ensembles from KU Jazz Studies. 
Free and open to the public, seating is limited. Think New York jazz club.
                Kevin Kjos, director of Jazz Studies


April 28 and 29
Candidates for the position of provost and vice president of Academic Affairs will visit campus over the next few weeks. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff. Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted one week before their visit to campus. The third candidate has been added.
April 28 - 29        Dr. Elizabeth A. Throop


April 28, 4 p.m., Beekey Education Center Lobby
The College of Education will be holding a celebration in remembrance of the dedicated service by Dr. Darrell Garber and Dr. John McCarthy on Thursday, April 28 at 4 p.m. in main lobby of the Beekey Education Center. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
                Dr. Michelle Kiec, acting dean, College of Education


April 28, 4:30 p.m., 103 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in 103 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate


April 28, May 3 and 5
Candidates for the position of Dean in the College of Education will visit campus over the next few weeks. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff. Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted before their visit to campus.
April 28 - Candidate 2
May 3 - Candidate 3
May 5 - Candidate 4


April 28, 11 a.m., AF 101
APSCUF full members are invited to a M&D April 28, in 101 AF from 11 a.m. - noon to discuss state recommendation on Departmental Evaluation, Tenure, and Promotion Policies.
                Colleen C. Fitzgerald, APSCUF-KU


April 28 and 29
Please allow the following students in the visual impairment program to make up any missed classwork as they attend and volunteer at the State Vision Conference in Harrisburg Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 (they will be leaving Wednesday late afternoon). Autumn Booths, Carly Erdmann, Mckenzie Fagan, Katie Foy, Kelly Starrick, Rachael Garner, Brennan Kennedy, Travis Lawrence, Taylor Lahey, Kelsey Mcguire, Matthew Spencer, Megan Middlebrook, Cheyenne Strohl, Lindsey Thompson and Allison Weaver


April 25 - 30, Sharadin Arts Building Student Gallery, Off the Atrium Lobby
The Interdisciplinary Team Project show runs through Saturday, April 30. ITP is a team course taught by Dale Parson (Comp Sci) and Josh Miller (Comm Design). Student designers and developers work together to build interactive projects. Students will be in the gallery showing off their projects on Thursday, April 28, at 4 p.m. Exhibit includes Google Cardboard VR Worlds, video games you play with piles of garbage, mirrors that react to your emotions, and lots of other great work!



April 28, 6:45 - 9 p.m., 250 MSU
Live music and refreshments followed by contributor readings. Copies of the magazine will be available free of charge.


April 29, 4:30 p.m., MSU 323
The KU Philosophy Club will meet Friday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. in 323 MSU. Professor Jacob Klein, Department of Philosophy, Colgate University will speak on: "Virtue as Happiness in Ancient Stoicism."

All are welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
                Jordan Dancy, president; professor Joseph Jedwab, advisor; Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy


April 29
Friday, April 29, we will host the first of five fall 2016 transfer orientation events. Friday's event will be held in Schaeffer Auditorium with an anticipated 132 new transfer students and family members in attendance. Other fall transfer orientation dates include: May 26, June 8, 22, and July 15. Look for additional information about these and other orientation events in the Daily Brief in the coming weeks.
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of New Student Orientation




Friday, April 29
1 p.m.   Baseball vs. Millersville (DH) (North Campus Field) Live Stats  



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